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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • System crashes
  • Slow internet connection
  • Slow Computer
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Antivirus8.FakeXPA

Users who are presented with the Antivirus8.FakeXPA antivirus tool should be aware that this is rogue antivirus. They are furthermore urged to approach Antivirus8.FakeXPA with caution, and to accept everything related to Antivirus8.FakeXPA as suspect due to its very nature. Antivirus8.FakeXPA derives from the same family as Antivirus 8, a well known and much despised rogue.

The purpose of this rogue is, as with any other rogue security application to extort money out of consumers. Of course Antivirus8.FakeXPA will do everything in its power to convince you of its legitimacy and authenticity, but users should not fall victim to this trickery.

Antivirus8.FakeXPA will launch a bogus system scan and inform the user of various fake malware infections on the system. This blatant attempt at panicking its victim into believing there’s a real threat present on the system is compounded by Antivirus8.FakeXPA informing the user that its security tools is the only application able to remove these purported bogus threats.

Many inexperienced users will fall victim to this type of extortion, and even part with their sensitive payment particulars. Once they pay for Antivirus8.FakeXPA, users will live with a false sense of security as they will think their system is then protected. This is simply not true as Antivirus8.FakeXPA has no antivirus removal or protection abilities.

The only way to completely get rid of Antivirus8.FakeXPA and other malware and rogue infections is to make use of legitimate Internet security tools. Perform a deep system scan with genuine security applications in order to restore control of the PC back to its rightful owner, and to permanently remove Antivirus8.FakeXPA from the system.

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How to manually remove Antivirus8.FakeXPA

Files associated with Antivirus8.FakeXPA infection:

SearchSettingsProtection.exe
av8.exe

Antivirus8.FakeXPA processes to kill:

SearchSettingsProtection.exe
av8.exe

Remove Antivirus8.FakeXPA registry entries:

%PROGRAMFILES%\AV8
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\AV8
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